Upcycling with cardboard: from an old shoe box, useful folders for storing notes, letters, etc. can be designed in a few simple steps.
Cardboard upcycling – a sustainable project for the desk
Order is half life – who does not know this saying. How many times did I hear it during my childhood – unfortunately it didn’t work. I was and still am a mess. Well something it has gotten better. Especially when you share an apartment with other people, even as the biggest chaos, you can’t avoid it, at least a little bit to pull together. And luckily there are also a few useful aids that make it easier to be neat. By the way, you don’t have to buy some of it separately, you can simply do it yourself, in the best case even from rubbish that occurs in everyday life at home. For the tenant magazine “rent each other” of the Berlin housing association HOWOGE I have therefore created an idea for an upcycling with cardboard for the new autumn edition: empty shoe boxes can be converted into useful cardboard boxes with just a few hand movements, which can be used for notes, letters and whatever else is flying around on the desk. Because if the workplace is tidy and tidy, it will work much better and more concentrated, right?
You can find instructions on how upcycling with cardboard works in the current tenant magazine “rented one” from HOWOGE. The magazine is not just for HOWOGE tenants, however online as a scrollable PDF available to everyone.
And if you don’t know my cooperation partner yet: HOWOGE is one of the largest landlords in Germany. Criteria such as innovative living concepts or sustainable development of the portfolio are particularly important to her.
How do you like my upcycling idea? For me, the folders are the ideal tools for sorting and storing notes, letters and photos. In addition, they can also be fitted with a cord so that you can easily hang them on a hook on the wall – this makes it even clearer and you have more free space on your desk. The concentrated work then works almost automatically.
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